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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting In U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan Areas
Breakout By Technology Class

Count of 2000 - 2011 Utility Patent Grants
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Technology Classes Receiving 1 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Originating From

Yakima, WA

( Metropolitan Statistical Area )

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to a patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( some classes have been combined together under a single class identifier )
( patent counts may not sum exactly due to rounding - see the Explanation of Data )
( regional areas are based on U.S. Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) )

The following table displays technology classes and counts of utility patents classified in them; patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
Class Class Title 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 1 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 13
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 9
280 Land Vehicles 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 9
083 Cutting 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 8
053 Package Making 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 4
033 Geometrical Instruments 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
219 Electric Heating 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
073 Measuring and Testing 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
126 Stoves and Furnaces 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
206 Special Receptacle or Package 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
298 Land Vehicles: Dumping 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
403 Joints and Connections 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
005 Beds 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
016 Miscellaneous Hardware 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
029 Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
030 Cutlery 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
037 Excavating 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
042 Firearms 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
047 Plant Husbandry 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
056 Harvesters 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
062 Refrigeration 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
070 Locks 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
084 Music 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
089 Ordnance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
100 Presses 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
114 Ships 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
116 Signals and Indicators 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
119 Animal Husbandry 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
132 Toilet 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
137 Fluid Handling 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
165 Heat Exchange 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
215 Bottles and Jars 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
220 Receptacles 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
379 Telephonic Communications 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
414 Material or Article Handling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
451 Abrading 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
455 Telecommunications 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
460 Crop Threshing or Separating 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
606 Surgery (instruments) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 23 20 19 11 12 9 14 10 8 6 4 6 142


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